Thales wins three contracts in Portugal

Portuguese rail infrastructure manager, Infraestruturas de Portugal, awarded a consortium of Thales and its partners Ssisint and Conecticabo three contracts totalling over EUR 10 million for the renewal of telecommunication on the Portuguese mainline railway.

With three consecutive wins in public tendering, specifically for Sines Line Telematics, Evora Line Telematics and Beira Alta Line Telematics, Thales stands out as an experienced, supplier-agnostic integrator, supported by field-proven partners.

“The winning consortium is committed to collaborating with Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) to ensure the successful execution of these critical projects. We are excited to be a part of the ongoing effort to improve rail transport in Portugal and believe the renewed telematics systems will play a key role in improving rail services in the country,” João Araújo, Chairman of the Board, Thales Ground Transportation Systems Portugal.

Thales is an essential partner in the modernisation of Portuguese rail infrastructure with the first collaboration covering the introduction of new electronic interlocking systems and the implementation of state-of-the-art telecommunications and passenger information and comfort systems.

Thales further solidified its role by spearheading the design and implementation of the Lisbon Operational Control Centre, which currently manages 70% of Portuguese rail traffic. The company played a pioneering role in Portugal, securing the introduction of ETCS L2, initially on the International North Corridor (Beira Alta Line) and the International South Corridor (Évora-Elvas-Caia), and later on in Cascais Line, marking a significant milestone in the history of the national railway.

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